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To change or not to change: Disney favorites transform into reality

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Audrey Goetz

Changes Should Be Made: Jocelyn

The movie worlds of poofy dresses, knights in shining armor, and so much more have been brought into reality, with changes that I believe have improved the films. The live-action actors have taken on and become the perfect roles, bringing childhood characters to life. Despite the arguments, changes should be made when creating the live-action movies. 

I believe that the tale should change from its original script. Changes are beneficial to highlight the crucial parts in movies and avoid making them longer than necessary. Removing parts of the story emphasizes the turning point of the main characters’ stories, leaving more suspense for viewers. This overall makes them more intriguing, and in my opinion, prompts more people to watch the movies.

Additional changes that have made the live-action movies better than the animated movies is the increased usage of music, which has kept me, along with many other viewers, entertained all throughout. In the live-action Aladdin, for instance, which made its theater debut in 2019, the original songs were kept, along with the addition of their own twist of music.

Aladdin became a wide talk in mine and Disney fans’ conversations because of its entertaining visuals and the lively music throughout. In addition, lots of stereotypical topics have been removed in the reproduction of this film, and for me, a lack of prominent controversies makes the film more enjoyable to watch.

I believe that removing controversial topics, even if minimal, makes the changes necessary to offer a more lighthearted feeling to viewers, along with the implementation of the animated movie’s neutral dynamics throughout Aladdin’s culture and scenery. 


Changes Should Not Be Made: Amanda

The live-action movies shouldn’t stray away from the script of the animated films. I feel that most would agree with me that when writers and directors change the origin story from the original movie in the live-action films, it’s almost as if they are reshaping our childhoods, and the “magic of Disney,” is being taken away.

What we once knew as our favorite Disney princesses or princes are often completely different people in the live-action remakes. Sometimes this is taken a little too far, in the sense that a whole new character is created in replacement of the original. 

For example, in the remake of Mulan, Shan Yu, the main antagonist, is replaced by two brand new villains that were irrelevant prior to the remake. Li Shang, Mulan’s love interest, is also replaced, which is almost insulting to the animated Mulan. I, along with others, feel that Li Shang is an irreplaceable character due to his good morals and great character development. Many used to crush on or fear both the original villain and love interest as kids, and without them in the remake, it’s basically a whole new story and movie without the familiar emotional connection. 

When I head to the theaters or towards Disney+ to watch a live-action remake, I expect to watch the real-life version of the original Disney movies, not an amateur re-make that has no association with the original. With that, I believe that Disney live-action remakes should remain true to the animated films stories because it allows viewers to stay connected to their favorite childhood movies.

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Jocelyn Roldan
Jocelyn Roldan, Business Manager
Hello there! My name is Jocelyn Roldan and I’m in 10th grade. This is my first year writing in the CHAT newspaper and managing the class as the Business Manager. I enjoy writing, crocheting, drawing, and playing volleyball! My own excitement is through the roof to have this opportunity in writing in the school newspaper, I can’t wait! If you have any questions with me, please email me at [email protected]. I can’t wait to channel my creativity in wondrous words and let’s have an amazing year!
Amanda Quintela
Amanda Quintela, Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Amanda Quintela and this is my first year as a Staff Writer for the CHAT Newspaper. I love to read, listen to music, and do gymnastics. I am currently a sophomore and can’t wait to see what the newspaper has in store for me. You can reach me at [email protected].
Audrey Goetz
Audrey Goetz, Graphics Staff
Hello there. My name is Audrey Goetz. I am currently a sophomore and this is my first year working on the CHAT. I am a member of the graphics team, so I get to do cool stuff with Photoshop, as well as other things. While in class I like to make posters and edit photos to make them more visually appealing, as well as working on video editing. In my free time, I like to make digital drawings, work on stories I’ve made, learn about something completely unnecessary, but somehow really interesting, and relax. If you would like to contact me, you can email me at [email protected].

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